A #pstn story, so far

What follows is some reflection on forward thinking about the Pre-Service Teacher Network (#pstn) project. Bits of this may end up in a paper destined for the PLE Conference 2012 My story 2010 was an interesting year for me. After almost two decades as a University academic, first within Information Technology and then in e-learning

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A CRM for the LMS?

I’m definitely in need of a “customer relationship management” (CRM) system for the Learning Management System (LMS). Any suggestions? I’m back teaching at University for the first time in a while. For the course I’m teaching there are 200+ students for whom I’m the “teacher”. 170 of these are “online” students, which means they rarely

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On the inertia of systems

For various reasons I am feeling frustrated with the inertia of systems. I work at a place where the Managed Operating Environment must retain an old version of the Internet Explorer web browser because their massive, expensive, not so user friendly Enterprise Resource Planning System has a web interface that isn’t compatible with more recent

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Enabling and analysing cross-institutional patterns in learning analytics: A foundation for research and action

The following is a slightly edited version of a internal grant application that has just been funded. It is a small step towards actually moving the Indicators project a little further toward the targets we talked about so many years ago.  My co-investigators on this grant are: Colin Beer and Professor Patrick Danaher. One of

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